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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Mar 9, 2010 8:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An epiphany

I would never be so bold as to say anyone should have a preference for either version or enjoy both,I,m simply stating that the post hiatus versions suck.I understand that they hacked up St.Stephen pretty much every time they played it in it's 60's,70's and 80's stylings and it goes without saying that the vocals are questionable at best,after all it is the Dead.Since St.Stephen really is not about the singing and certainly not about the lyrics,the music is the important aspect and I would surely rather hear the band snort and stomp it's way through 60's style than that plodding and lame ass noodling that was the 70's version.As for the mistakes on the versions you mentioned they are not mangled,but on the 1/11 version at the pinnacle at about 8:55 he drops a nice hack ->bad vocals and the 1/22 version while not quite as off is far from flawless with various timing and intonation issues,they kick in some hacking at the 6:30-6:50 mark.Not to mention these are better versions of the 33 times they played it post 60's,the large majority are unlistenable and on the verge of unprofessional.You might say I'm nitpicking but you broached the subject of being better vocally and less mistake prone,when in actuality there is little difference in that area.I am in no way trying to belittle your opinion,I'm just expressing mine.

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